Sportbike Easy Upgrades: Accelerating Faster and Decelerating Better

On goes the rear wheel and chain guard before installing the new chain.

This is the chain link to used to make the chain a whole loop. Don’t forget to put on the grease and install the o-rings.

With the front sprocket installed, there is a bit of play which I attribute to the lack of the dampening material on the OEM sprocket. I was a little worried about this and researched online about the topic, but it’s a non-issue. I did put a little blue Loctite on the bolt to be safe.

To install the chain link, you’ll need a tool set. Luckily, a neighbor of mine is a motorcycle track junkie and he came over to help me finish up the chain install.

As you can read in the last two sentences, the installation instructions don’t exactly state much precision.

It goes without saying that the chain link is installed at the rear sprocket. Don’t forget the o-rings!

1 comment

  1. Great article Khiem. These ‘quick’ acceleration kits are great for road use bikes where standard gearing is usually far too long. Not that one front tooth makes a huge difference, but the longer wheelbase that you’re afforded by using a smaller front sprocket also has some beneficial effects – mostly moving the center of mass forward toward the front wheel helping hard acceleration and cornering.

    I’ve got another new to me 675 Triumph I’ll be uploading more about soon as well as finally more track time to dial in the 998 next weekend. Thanks for the link.

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